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Australia, South Australia, School Admission Registers, 1873-1985
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South Australia, Australia
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Location of South Australia, Australia
Record Description
Record Type Schools
Collection years 1873-1985
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Attorney General of South Australia

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

In this collection are school admission records of South Australia including information of students and their parents/guardians covering 1873-1985. From 1885 head teachers were required to keep school records which include admission registers. In this set of records students born more than 115 years ago will have images accompanying them.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of School
  • Sex of Student
  • Date of Admission
  • Name of Student
  • Date of Birth of Student
  • Name of Parent or Guardian
  • Occupation of Parent or Guardian
  • Place of Residence of Student

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • Student's Name
  • Year Student Was in School

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • Look for possible relatives with the same last names and address
  • There might be possible information on their immigration
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  • You can find other records through the occupations of parents or guardians

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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